Specialty fibers are used for cure wrap, structural reinforcement, and stress/strain measurement
Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, offers unique fabrics from specialty fibers ideal for industrial applications in the engineered rubber industry.
BRM’s specialty fabrics, available in a wide variety of fiber combinations and weave structures,
are used in the engineered rubber industry for the manufacture of rubber belting, rubber hoses,
and other specialty rubber applications. Proprietary BRM fabrics are available for cure wrap for
hoses to hold the rubber in place during the curing process, and internal reinforcements to improve
tensile resistance, and belting, in which layers of rubber sheet and fabric are combined to
increase strength and elongation resistance.
Also available are proprietary E-WEBBINGS ® smart technology fabrics, which are integrated into
structural reinforcement for engineered rubber products. The textile is used to optimize the
interface between the sensor and rubber substrate for translational stress and strain measurement. The BRM fabric provides local stability to the elastomer so it can more easily translate stress or strain properties to the embedded sensor.